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Contact Details

Phone
+64 4 832 3183
Email
elinor.chisholm@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Department
Department of Public Health (Wellington)
Qualifications
PhD (Otago), MPhil (Cambridge), BA(Hons. 1st Class) (Victoria).
Research summary
Housing and health

Research

Elinor is a Senior Research Fellow for the Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Her PhD investigated the power relationship between tenant and landlord and the history of renter activism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Subsequent research has looked at eviction experiences, Healthy Housing Initiatives, and the development of mixed tenure communities.

Her current research foci include the effect of housing interventions on wellbeing, ventilation behaviour, the use of community rooms in multiunit housing, and public housing tenants’ neighbourhood experiences.

Housing and Health Research Programme

Publications

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). He Kāinga Oranga: Reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427

Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2023). “There’s no room for falling apart:” Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people's experiences of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 2253431, 1-28. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2023.2253431

Chisholm, E., Olin, C., Randal, E., Witten, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2023). Placemaking and public housing: The state of knowledge and research priorities. Housing Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2023.2206799

Chisholm, E., Robertson, O., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2022). Does the proportion of public housing tenants in a community affect their wellbeing? Results from New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data. Cities, 131, 103916. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2022.103916

Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2022). A failed attempt at participatory video with Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people who had experienced homelessness. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21. doi: 10.1177/16094069221103663

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

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Chisholm, E., Olin, C., Randal, E., Witten, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2023). Placemaking and public housing: The state of knowledge and research priorities. Housing Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2023.2206799

Journal - Research Article

Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2023). “There’s no room for falling apart:” Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people's experiences of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 2253431, 1-28. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2023.2253431

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Chisholm, E. (2022). ‘The way to end housing problems’: Tenant protest in New Zealand in the 1970s. Kōtuitui, 17(4), 445-460. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.2021957

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Chisholm, E., Bierre, S., Davies, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2022). 'That house was a home': Qualitative evidence from New Zealand on the connections between rental housing eviction and poor health outcomes. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 33, 861-868. doi: 10.1002/hpja.526

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Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2022). Perceived benefits and risks of developing mixed communities in New Zealand: Implementer perspectives. Urban Research & Practice, 15(2), 275-298. doi: 10.1080/17535069.2020.1801831

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Chisholm, E., Robertson, O., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2022). Does the proportion of public housing tenants in a community affect their wellbeing? Results from New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data. Cities, 131, 103916. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2022.103916

Journal - Research Article

Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2022). A failed attempt at participatory video with Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people who had experienced homelessness. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21. doi: 10.1177/16094069221103663

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Chisholm, E. (2021). 'Come quickly! The bailiffs are in!' Resistance to eviction during the depression in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of History, 55(2), 32-50.

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Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). What is a mixed-tenure community? Views from New Zealand practitioners and implications for researchers. Urban Policy & Research, 39(1), 33-47. doi: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1863780

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Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2021). "You're so powerless": Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people's experiences before becoming homeless in Aotearoa New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 16(12), e0259799. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259799

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Fraser, B., White, M., Cook, H., Chisholm, E., Ombler, J., Chun, S., … Pierse, N. (2021). Service usage of a cohort of formerly homeless women in Aotearoa New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 15, 100842. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100842

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Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2020). Tenants’ responses to substandard housing: Hidden and invisible power and the failure of rental housing regulation. Housing, Theory & Society, 37(2), 139-161. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2018.1538019

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Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., Davies, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Promoting health through housing improvements, education and advocacy: Lessons from staff involved in Wellington's Healthy Housing Initiative. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31, 7-15. doi: 10.1002/hpja.247

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Pierse, N., White, M., Ombler, J., Davis, C., Chisholm, E., Baker, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Well Homes Initiative: A home-based intervention to address housing-related ill health. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 836-844. doi: 10.1177/1090198120911612

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Rangiwhetu, L. J., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Public housing and well-being: Evaluation frameworks to influence policy. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 825-835. doi: 10.1177/1090198120917095

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Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(3), 221-227. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

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Fraser, B., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Cook, H. (2019). LGBTIQ+ homelessness: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(15), 2677. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16152677

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Nilsson, M., Chisholm, E., Griggs, D., Howden-Chapman, P., McCollum, D., Messerli, P., … Stafford-Smith, M. (2018). Mapping interactions between the sustainable development goals: Lessons learned and ways forward. Sustainability Science, 13, 1489-1503. doi: 10.1007/s11625-018-0604-z

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Chisholm, E., & O'Sullivan, K. (2017). Using Twitter to explore (un)healthy housing: Learning from the #Characterbuildings Campaign in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(11), 1424. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111424

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Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2017). Renting in New Zealand: Perspectives from tenant advocates. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 95-110. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1272471

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Howden-Chapman, P., Roebbel, N., & Chisholm, E. (2017). Setting housing standards to improve global health. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(12), 1542. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121542

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Bennett, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Keall, M., & Baker, M. G. (2016). Towards an agreed quality standard for rental housing: Field testing of a New Zealand housing WOF tool. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 405-411. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12519

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Chisholm, E. (2016). Renter activism in New Zealand, 1916-2016. Labour History Project Bulletin, 68(November), 20-27.

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Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2016). The application of Hirschman’s exit-voice framework to housing studies: A review and some ways forward. Housing, Theory & Society, 33(4), 381-402. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2016.1188849

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Howden-Chapman, P., O'Sullivan, K., Bierre, S., Chisholm, E., Hamer-Adams, A., Ombler, J., & Amore, K. (2015). What effect will the 2015 budget have on housing? Policy Quarterly, 11(3), 13-19.

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Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). He Kāinga Oranga: Reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427

Journal - Research Other

O'Sullivan, K. C., & Chisholm, E. (2020). Baby it's hot outside: Balancing health risks and energy efficiency when parenting during extreme heat events. Energy Research & Social Science, 66, 101480. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101480

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